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>>> good morning. close call. nbc news declares mitt romney is apparent winner in ohio in super tuesday's most important and tightest race. romney picking up a total of six states, three for rick santorum, one for newt gingrich. and they all say the race will go on. >>> father's day. the dad who took aim at his daughter's laptop after she trashed him on facebook. what does he say about the controversy he started? does he have regrets and have they worked things out? this morning they are speaking out for the first time. >>> and lucky to be alive. the mom who shield eed her children from a tornado as it ripped through their home. why she says the outcome is happy. why she says the outcome is happy. wednesday, march 7, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on what is a big political morning, a wednesday morning on "today." i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. oh, what a night. we knew the key primary to watch, ohio, would be close. but it wasn't called for mitt romney until well after midnight on the east coast. >> let's get you caug
for mitt romney and rick santorum is ohio where they are in a virtual dead heat in the polls. we'll have the latest from the campaign trail ahead. >> also, jury selection is set to begin today in a drunk driving case that made headlines in part over an unusual move by the defendant. a florida millionaire allegedly ran a stop sign and crashed into a young man. the driver died. to protect his wealth the accused has adopted his own girlfriend. we'll have more on that. >> also this morning, more sponsors have pulled out of rush limbaugh's radio show following his choice words for a georgetown law student. how much damage has he done to himself? we'll ask today's professionals about that and more this morning. we begin with a super tuesday contest across this country. peter alexander is in the key battleground state of ohio. peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, ann. good morning to you. it's finally here and voting is officially under way this super tuesday. it's the biggest day of the primary season. the four republican presidential candidates head four different directions today, but ohio
. >> and this comes as rick santorum and mitt romney score election victories on saturday. but two states contest could be make or break for newt gingrich. we're live from the campaign trail. >> then japan, one year later. we remember the horrific images from japan after it was struck by the earthquake and then the tsunami. today much of that country is reflecting on the past year. coming up we'll look at how people are trying to get their lives and businesses back to normal. >>> plus, whatever happened to madeleine mccann? she was almost 4 years old when she disappeared five years ago. and now, investigators in portugal and scotland are taking a new look at her case file. we'll find out why. >> and there's something about harry from brazil's beaches, to slums, prince harry is a huge hit as he shows off his playful side. coming up why some royal watchers are calling his trip unprecedented. >> more smiles from him than i've seen in a long time. so we're going to start though with some breaking news out of afghanistan. a u.s. soldier has been taken into custody in southern afghanistan. nbc's atia a
deaths in five states. >>> super show down. mitt romney and rick santorum set toattle it out in ten states on tuesday and a new poll shows the most important prize up for grabs is still too close to call. >>> and good time prince. prince harry shows off dance moves in the caribbean. the latest on his royal tour moves in the caribbean. the latest on his royal tour today, monday, march 5 a, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. you're looking at a scene in henryville, indiana, where a blanket of snow now covers the damage from friday's deadly tornado over there. >> two inches fell overnight. it doesn't sound like a lot but it could weigh down damaged structures making the work for cleanup crews more dangerous. the tornado in henryville was the largest of as many as 79 twisters that hit the region on friday and saturday. meanwhile, the death toll rose on sunday when a 15-month-old girl who was found in a field after a tornado destroyed her home and killed her family was taken off l
and mitt romney score elections on tuesday but tuesday's contest could be make or break for newt gingrich. >>> japan one year later. we remember the horrific images from japan after it was struck by the earthquake and tsunami. that country is reflecting on the past year. we'll look at how people are trying to goat their lives and businesses back to normal. >>> whatever happened to madeline mccann. now investigators in portugal and britain are taking a new look at her case file. >>> there's something about harry from the beaches to the slums. coming up, why some royal watchers are calling his trip unprecedenteded. >> more smiles from him than i've seen from a long time. >>> breaking news out of afghanistan. a u.s. soldier has been taken into custody into southern afghanistan. good morning. >> reporter: gmg, jenna. nato is calling the incident regrettable. they say a u.s. member left kandahar province and shot at civilia civilians. they say he went into the homes, shooting at men, women and children. they're saying at least 15 people have been killed or wounded. at least half of them could
's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. mitt romney may be on the path to the gop presidential nomination but he'll face a tough challenge in two upcoming primaries in the deep south. this as rick santorum and newt gingrich fight to be what they say is the only true conservative left in the race. peter alexander is in boston this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it's proven to be a beautiful, windy day in boston. mitt romney, after a quiet day in his home in boston, heads to the south to rejoin his republican rivals newt gingrich and rick santorum. it's a place where they are hoping to find strong support and where romney hopes to silence his critics. as the republican campaign returns to the deep south for next week's alabama and mississippi primaries, mitt romney's challengers are hoping for a little southern comfort. >> when we win this primary and the primary in mississippi, both next week, we will have once again -- i think for the ninth time -- reset this primary race. >> if we win mississippi, this will be a two-perpendic
, is mitt romney's iron grip on the nomination slipping away? >>> soaring. stocks post their biggest gains of the year. what's behind the good times on wall street and how long will they last? >>> and slapped down. nicollette sheridan's battery complaint against the creator of kwoez desperate dismissed. is the rest of her case in kwoez desperate dismissed. is the rest of her case in jeopardy today, march 14, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. it was a big night for rick santorum and the twin wins in the deep south appeared to bolster his claim that he's the preferred choice among the most conservative republicans, matt. >> let's look at the results. rick santorum took 35% of the vote in alabama finishing ahead of newt gingrich and mitt romney. they each picked up 29%. the contest in mississippi was closer. look at the numbers there. 33% for santorum. 31% for gingrich and 30% for romney. romney did pick up a win in the caucuses in hawaii overnight. what does it say about his campa
in the case? >>> the magic number. voters headed to the polls in illinois today, where mitt romney hopes for a decisive win to clear up his path to the g nomination. but will a strong showing by rick santorum mean the race will go all the way to the convention? >>> and growing pains. kirk cameron responds to the uproar caused by his recent comments that homosexuality is detrimental and ultimately destructive. and he's here to address his critics "today," tuesday, march and he's here to address his critics "today," tuesday, march 20th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. it was back on february 26th that 17-year-old trayvon martin was shot and killed down in florida. and after weeks of outrage and protests, the feds are now involved. >> that's right. and the justice department says it will now perform an independent review of the evidence tied to the shooting in a gated community, and also take appropriate action. that investigation was announced last night just hours after several ra
romney gaining ground with conservative voters ahead of tomorrow's primaries in alabama and mississippi. the polls show the races are too close to call. this morning rick santorum speaks out. >>> and one wild crowd. one direction is burning up the charts and selling out concerts all over the world. their fans are packing rockefeller plaza to see them perform live today, monday, rockefeller plaza to see them perform live today, monday, march 12, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. one direction's debut album is called "up all night" and a lot of people have been here all night to get up close and personal with music's newest phenomenon. they started lining up before 10:00 yesterday morning. they are enthusiastic. >> many are young ladies and a lot of them have no idea who we are. when we step out there it will be interesting to find that out. we are going to change subjects and talk about something parents will tell you isn't easy -- traveling with kids. one couple had just boa
to a race in the white house. a mixed day for gop front-runner mitt romney. he picked up a key endorsement but a gaffe from a top aid he's having a tough time shaking. peter alexander joins us with more on this. good morning. >> good morning. this is the distraction campaigns hate. they hounded him as a flip-fl flip-flopper, changing his opinions depending on the audience. this morning, romney is on the defensive once again. romney will reintroduce himself to voters ahead of the general election comparing it to the unforgettable red toy, the etch-a-sketch. who knew that classic toy could cause a presidential candidate so much trouble. >> 100 times on an etch-a-sketch. i'm sorry. >> i think it's a great idea piers. we'll have them do that tomorrow. >> reporter: the latest stumble sparked by his veteran senior adviser responding to questions about whether romney could change to appeal to more moderate general election voters. >> he hit a reset button. it's like an etch-a-sketch, shake it up and start over again. >> reporter: if only those words could disappear. gingrich and santorum picked u
. alabama and mississippi are holding primaries and polls show mitt romney, rick santorum and newt gingrich are locked in close races in each of those states. nbc's peter alexander is traveling with the romney campaign. he's in kirkwood, missouri. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. local polls have shown all three candidates leading in recent weeks in those states, alabama and mississippi. mitt romney's advisers admit they are in for a tough fight. they claim second place is success as long as they pick up delegates. so newt gingrich and rick santorum are looking for wins hoping to rearrange this race. ♪ >> reporter: with the candidates looking to lock up every last vote, the knmusic has a souther flavor. and the rhetoric resembles an old fashioned southern food fight. >> i can see these are the best country-style ribs i have ever had. >> this morning i had grits and i thought it was a normal thing to do. >> i had catfish for the second time. delicious. >> reporter: for the deep south this is a rare responsibility. usually alabama and mississippi's primaries are too late to matt
the republican presidential race has become a battle of math versus momentum with mitt romney and rick santorum fighting for every delegate. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning. >> hi, lester. >> puerto rico holds its primary today. santorum and romney both battled hard. 20 delegates. are we getting to a point now here we are in mid march, this race still competitive at a point where we're questioning whether either of these men could get the, what is it 1140 more delegates by the end? >> i think the unfortunate part for governor romney is that he is trying to make this only a math contest. but he doesn't have kind of the fundamental strength within the party yet to focus exclusively on math. i think he's still sort of trying to win the argument and to win the heart and souls of the core of the republican party. that's a different situation from four years ago, in the alabama/clinton race. and i think he's got to very quickly get to a point where he can put away the competition with some of these bigger states, looking ahead to illinois and then wisconsin so that
's recap the caucuses in washington state. mitt romney comes out on top. what kind of boost does that give him going into super tuesday? >> you know the momentum of win after win after win. what he hasn't done in the race so far is build on victory. he had michigan and arizona this past week, he goes in to super tuesday with a string of victories. he wants to not just be the front-runner, i think he wants to really solidify himself as the presumptive nominee. that's the opportunity tuesday represents. >> we all know ohio is the big prize, 63 delegates. you're going to unveil some new poll numbers this morning that takes a look at what gop voters in that state feel, in this case, about whether or not they're satisfied with the field. right? >> yeah, that's right. and there's still a high level of dissatisfaction if you look at the numbers. with the field. and that's something that mitt romney has got to deal with. 46% saying they'd like to see somebody else run. i don't think that's going to happen at this point. so, mitt romney's got to find a way to translate that sentiment into some abil
. it didn't put a huge dent into mitt romney's delegate lead, but does it give him a meaningful momentum moving forward? >> wins matter, and that's how santorum is arguing it. he's got to go to wisconsin and do something he hasn't done before, and that's play outside of his base. he's got to get beyond evangelical christians, very conservative members of the republican party, and begin to mount the kind of challenge against romney that says to not just the romney campaign, but to other republicans, that he is a real threat to have his own route to the nomination. i think people are beginning to think that all he can do is block romney from the nomination, but even there, you've seen a closing of ranks around romney this week that i thought was significant. >> all right, david gregory. david, thank you so much. >> thanks, jenna. >> now let's get more of the morning headlines from darlene rodriguez at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, lester, good morning, jenna. good morning, everyone. >>> there is new information today on army staff sergeant robert bales' alleged killing spre
between rick santorum and mitt romney? we'll get word on that. and mcdonald's is doing a media makeover for happy meals. will it make a difference? and is it a good idea to get back together with an ex? >> and spring is in the air, flowers in bloom. it can't all be a bed of roses if you suffer from allergies. itchy, watery eyes, nose problems. with we'll have strategies for you if you are already suffering. could be one of the worst allergy seasons on record. >> starting already for a lot of people. >> really. that's not great news. also, we have curves in all the right places. i'm not looking at you for any particular reason. >> you're looking at my nose which is the only place to look. >> we're going to see great chic looks for spring. >> great. lots to get to. let's go inside. natalie is at the news desk with a look at the headlines. hi, natalie. >> good morning, everyone. the largest solar storm in five years arrived here on earth today where it's set to zing the utility grids, gps services, satellite networks and other communications. solar storms pose no threat to humans but they
the very unsettled race for the gop presidential nomination. following big wins in the south mitt romney is locking horns with rick santorum over the favored canada dat eed candidat. peter? >> the race heads opposite directions to illinois and puerto rico. two places that rarely have a say in the presidential nominee. and the romney campaign insists the math is on their side, a message critics say it may be as accurate as it is uninspiring. >> reporter: with the republican race reshuffled again the candidates are digging in for an extended campaign. >> if we keep winning races people will figure out governor romney won't be the no, ma'minn. >> reporter: santorum has headed south to the caribbean looking to scoop up delegates in sunday's puerto rican primary. he joined supporters in prayer. [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> translator: such a precious moment, father. >> reporter: while mitt romney is at a series of protests. the former massachusetts governor went on the air waves trying to put his southern losses in perspective. >> well, i'm sorry. we have to go back and look at other
romney in the delegate count. we'll look at what this means for the gop nomination. >>> and the shooter's side. george zimmerman. the man at the center of killing a teen, we'll hear from his friend and zimmerman's legal adviser on his version of events. on this sunday, march 25th, events. on this sunday, march 25th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe and we're still talking about the fallout on the trayvon martin shooting. >> tomorrow marks the one month since the shooting and we heard from his parents and supporters in their views on what happened that night but we haven't heard much from the shooter, george zimmerman, until now. >>> plus an exclusive interview from a woman who witnessed some of that night's events. >>> then we'll dip into politics. president obama has some tough words for north korea and its planned long-range rocket launch while visiting south korea the president said bad behavior from north korea will not be rewarded. more on the president's tip in just a
candidate mitt romney is hoping another high-profile endorsement today gives him some momentum to clinch his party's nomination. house budget committee chairman paul ryan gives romney his endorsement today. on thursday former president george h.w. bush gave romney his endorsement as well. and in something of an unusual development for a campaign, romney acknowledged that he has been in regular communication with his opponent newt gingrich and that the two even meet from time to time. >>> filmmaker spike lee has reached an undisclosed settlement with an elderly florida couple after lee helped spread a post on twitter mistakenly listing the couple's address as the home of george zimmerman, the man who shot unarmed teen trayvon martin. outraged protesters swarmed the address and the couple's lawyer said they had to flee their home out of fears for their safety after lee's retweet. he has now apologized for that error. >>> federal health officials say a sharp increase in the number of autism cases in the u.s. is due in part to wider screening and better diagnosis. the cdc reported thursday that
romney. >> reporter: mitt romney talked about his wife's compelling personal story. >> she has the kind of character that is quintessentially the american character. >> reporter: there is no standard spouse play book but there is one bit of accepted wisdom, no co-candidates. >> we saw hillary clinton chase at being the loving wife, staring adoringly at her husband but didn't see herself as a subordinate, she saw herself as a partner and that didn't go over well with everybody. >> the next president of the united states, newt gingrich. >> reporter: calista gingrich campaigns tirelessly with husband newt, projecting stability but the image may have drawbacks. >> a double-edged sword. she's on the campaign trail a lot with gingrich standing by his side because he is on his third marriage. >> reporter: there's also the power of incumbency. >> thank you, everyone. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama remains popular. she's actively fund-raising and her children's health initial it, let's move takes her to swing states like yesterday in new hampshire getting her and the president positive r
, mitt romney scored a sizable victory in the gop presidential contest in illinois. he won 47% of the vote to 35% for rick santorum, 9% for ron paul, and 8% for newt gingrich. so where does the race go from here? we've got david gregory, the moderator of "meet the press," joining us this morning. hey, david, good morning. >> good morning, ann. >> so a sizable win. a decisive win for mitt romney. so the question of the morning is, was it big enough for mitt romney to finally now be called the presumptive nominee? >> well, the only asterisk here is that he's not uniting the party. he's not breaking in to the demographic that rick santorum still has, and that is the heart and soul of the party. more religious voters, working-class voters. aspects of the republican base that has continued to stay away from mitt romney. but romney, you got to give it to him, he's won everywhere that he's had to win. just in the industrial midwest here of late. in michigan, in ohio, now in illinois. rick santorum has not won some place that he actually had to win. he just continues to be a strong en
remarkable video. this is not a scene that mitt romney has seen. it was more like a carnival than a get out and vote rally. this was a political rally with the governor of puerto rico, fortuno. there was music, dancing, a high energetic, passionate crowd. there was a lot of hugging and kissing. ann said to the crowd, you show us how to party. mitt romney said he cared for them as americans. meanwhile rick santorum will be in missouri and illinois. missouri today and illinois on tuesday, but santorum was here earlier in the week and he caused a firestorm of controversy before he left, leaving in his wake concerns among some of his supporters that said if puerto rico wanted to become the 51st state in the u.s., english would have to be the primary language. that upset folks. he tried to backpedal. he tried to say english should be the preferred english, not the official language. it's not clear how badly this could haunltd him. it's about two-thirds catholic and one-thirds evangelical. >> and, peter, we know these primaries now are all about the map. what impact does puerto rico have when it
, with the latest on this campaign. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. mitt romney is starting his day here, meeting the breakfast crowd in mobile. they are back in the state to seize on an unexpected uptick in alabama polls that show romney is improving and making this a much tighter race on important southern turf that newt gingrich and rick santorum are counting on to keep their own campaigns alive. >> here's rick. >> reporter: the fight has done south to a conservative proving ground. >> i don't know when the last time mississippi and alabama have played a key role but obviously you play a very, very key role. ♪ sweet home alabama >> reporter: mitt romney is selling and fund-raising off his delegate count advantage while rick santorum had a decisive win in saturday's kansas caucuses. romney did pick up the most delegates overall this weekend because of victories in wyoming and u.s. territories like guam. >> this isn't about math. this is about vision. >> reporter: and apparently the candidates from northern states are trying to connect to southern sensibility. >> i have kin in mi
a significant say this year in selecting the gop nominee. mitt romney on the island as we speak, getting a taste of puerto rican politics. take a look at remarkable video, this is not a scene mitt romney has seen during the course of the campaign. like a carnival than a get out the vote rally, this was the political rally with his host, the governor of puerto rico, who endorsed romney. there was music, dancing, it was a high, energetic passionate crowd, ann romney said "you show us how to party." mitt romney said he respected the people of puerto rico and cared for them as americans. his rival, rick santorum,will be spending today in missouri and illinois ahead of the caucus. santorum was here earlier in the week, and he caused a firestorm of controversy before he left. leaving in his wake concerns among some supporters about his comments saying if puerto rico wanted to become the 51st state in the u.s., english would have to be the primary language, that upset folks here. he tried to back pedal he meant to say english should be the preferred language, unclear how badly that could haunt him here
. >>> mitt romney is in damage control mode after a top adviser compared his campaign to an etch a sketch. rivals bounced on the gaffe as evidence that romney easily changes his position. romney later explained that the profile of a campaign changes but the issues he's running on will not. police say a missing california teen's cell phone and computer have not provided clues to her disappearance. the 15-year-old had not been seen since last friday morning. her phone was found saturday night along the road about a mile from her home. police say sierra's father, who is a registered sex offender is not a suspect in the case. >>> australian mountaineer lincoln hall died of cancer. he captured headlines with his amazing story in 2006. he was left for dead at the top of mt. everest. he beat the odds to survive and was rescued the next day. he is survived business hi wife and two children. >>> all the celebrations are going to the queen's head are could they be the largest chia pet? they unveil the 11 foot tall flower pots in the likeness of the queen and her husband prince phillip. they are not
top stories now. and natalie is over at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. mitt romney is hot on the campaign trail after an overwhelming win in puerto rico's primary. he's now looking ahead to this week's contests in illinois and louisiana. nbc's peter alexander is in chicago with the latest. peter, good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. most importantly for the romney campaign, by winning a majority of the votes there in puerto rico, he also gets all 20 of the delegates there. and here in illinois, romney over the last several days has been appealing to middle-class women. those folks us from traited by rising gas prices. romney's been focusing specifically on more moderate republicans in and around the chicago area that represents about three quarters of the republican electorate here. his rival rick santorum focusing his attention on social conservatives in the southern part of the state. he was in louisiana over the weekend, framing his campaign in religious terms. he said one of the great blessings i've had in every political campaign is people underestimate me.
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